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Fire breaks out at Barangaroo development site

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Barangaroo fire brings smoke and gridlock to CBD

A huge blaze at the Barangaroo construction site has shrouded Sydney in smoke, caused traffic chaos, and set fire to a 50-metre crane.

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A man reads a digital device at Pyrmont as the Barangaroo site burns in the background. Click for more photos

Barangaroo fire sees smoke cover Sydney CBD

A fire which broke out at Barangaroo in Sydney's CBD. Photo: Wolter Peeters

Smoke engulfs the Barangaroo construction site.

Smoke engulfs the Barangaroo construction site. Photo: Janie Barrett

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12:  The base of a crane burns at Baranagroo on March 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Fire crews are on scene at a large fire at the Barangaroo construction site causing CBD road closures.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) Barangaroo fire brings smoke and gridlock to CBD

A huge blaze at the Barangaroo construction site has shrouded Sydney in smoke, caused traffic chaos, and set fire to a 50-metre crane.

BARANGAROO.AFR.11 MARCH 2014.Photo by ROB HOMER ........ fire breaks out at the barangaroo construction site which apparently broke out due to a welding accident.
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RAW VISION: A large fire at the Barangaroo construction site has forced the evacuation of nearby buildings and shrouded Sydney's skyline in thick smoke.

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A fire which broke out at Barangaroo in Sydney's CBD.

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Barangaroo fire triggers Sydney CBD chaos

One of the largest construction projects in Sydney could be set back months after a massive underground fire broke out at Barangaroo, closing major roads and forcing thousands of people to be evacuated from nearby buildings.